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Donepezil-Induced Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case Report and Literature Review | OMICS International | Abstract
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Case Report

Donepezil-Induced Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case Report and Literature Review

Xiaohong Liu, Jianzhong Zhu, Dan Liu and Xiaowei Liu*

Wuxi mental health center, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

*Corresponding Author:
Xiaowei Liu
Wuxi Mental Health Center
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Tel: 86-510-83219395
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 29, 2015; Accepted Date: March 10, 2015; Published Date: March 17, 2015

Citation: Liu XH, Zhu JZ, Liu D, Liu XW (2015) Donepezil-Induced Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case Report and Literature Review. J Psychiatry 18:266 doi: 10.4172/Psychiatry.1000266

Copyright: © 2015 Liu XH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Abstract

Donepezil has been approved for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The common adverse reactions of donepezil in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease include diarrhea and nausea. However, there are also some other rare clinical cases been reported on administration of donepezil, such as mania and delirious behavior. Here, we report a patient with Alzheimer’s disease who was induced the onset of rheumatoid arthritis upon treatment with donepezil.

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